Interval Training

Lately, a group of students have begun interval training at the dojo, during Friday open mat. It’s a solid workout, and an excellent way to build strength as well as improve cardiovascular fitness. The group is very supportive of each other–the workout itself, for example, can be tailored for each individual.

Here’s the basic regimen (each exercise consists of four sets, for twenty seconds):

Medicine Ball
Leg Lifts
Squat Thrusts
Arm Lifts
Back Arches

The workout is designed to tone muscle in the following areas:

Shoulders (Bokken)
Chest (Push-Ups)
Back (Planks, Leg Lifts, Back Arches)
Biceps (Bokken)
Triceps (Bokken, Dips)
Stomach (Medicine Ball, Crunches, Leg Lifts, Squats, Thrusts, Planks)
Thighs (Lunges)
Hamstrings (Lunges, Back Arches)

We encourage your participation. It’s a great way to stay in shape.

And since we feel so strongly about proper physical conditioning, we are also inviting our parents and spouses to join us, at no charge. Think of this as a no cost way to get in shape.

So, to our regular students, their spouses, and parents in our kids program, join us Friday nights at 5:30 p.m.

Questions? Interested? Let us know!

6 thoughts on “Interval Training

  1. Yeah when I get a friday night off I can definitely come by. Oh Jerry if it is possible since you posted videos and such, could I make a request and you post some tests…preferably i would like to see how bad i look

  2. I’m having some aches in my back. I’m going to have to tone down or alter the exercises I’m doing in interval training. I think I need to watch my ukemi for a few week to, as to not overly stress the lower back.

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